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We work to improve reproductive health policy in South Carolina.

The Proof: Birth Control

Bill: S.129

Date Introduced: December 3, 2014

Sponsored by: Bright, Grooms, Verdin and Cromer

Impact: According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, "pregnancy is established only at the conclusion of implantation of a fertilized egg" into the lining of the uterus (the endometrium).

If passed, bill S.129 would grant full legal rights to a fertilized egg by defining "personhood" from the moment of fertilization, before pregnancy has occurred. This means that the most widely used forms of contraception like the pill and IUDs would be banned because hormonal contraceptives work BEFORE the fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus. 

See for Yourself: 

View bill S.129 here.

View similar legislation proposed this year herehere and here.

View our fact sheet here.

 Recent Improvements:

In July 2015, a proviso was adopted that ensures birth control is covered in the state benefits plan. Click here and scroll down to 108.13 for the full language.

 

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